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Winter weather descends on the Northern Hemisphere with snow and frigid temperatures cloaking towns from St. Petersburg, Russia to Boonville, N.Y. (15 images)

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A farmer steers his tractor through snow covered vineyards near the village of Kleinbottwar, some 25 miles north of Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 22. Friday night brought the first snowfalls of the season to southern Germany. AP / Thomas Kienzle

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People walk in the center of Helsinki on November 2008 during the first snowstorm of the season. AFP / Getty Images / Martti Kainulainen



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Clouds build up over Happisburgh beach as Suffolk gets its first snow fall of the year on Nov. 23 in Suffolk, England. Large parts of the UK today got blanketed with snow as temperatures drop. Getty Images / Jamie McDonald



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Boonville Junior High School seventh-grader Gabby Henry, 12, gets hit with snowballs from friend Katie Shannon, 11, as they play in more than 18 inches of snow in front of their Main Street homes, Monday, Nov. 17 in Boonville, New York. The snow caused school cancellations and a lot of cleanup. Observer-Dispatch / Nicole L. Cvetnic



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A boy enjoys snowfall, as he sits atop a snowman in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 23, with one of the city landmarks, equestrian statue of Peter the Great by Etienne Maurice Falconet, seen in the background. St. Petersburg experienced Sunday 53 mph winds and snowfalls, and a man died when his car was crushed by a fallen tree, RIA-Novosti news agency reported Sunday. AP / Dmitry Lovetsky



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A girl plays with her dog during the season's first snow at a park in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Saturday, Nov. 22. AP / Valentina Petrova



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A woman protects herself against the snow on Nov. 13, in Spitzingsee, southern Germany. The first snow of the season fell in the Bavarian winter sports resort of Schliersee. AFP / Getty Images / Oliver Lang



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People brave violent winds which are lashing St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 23, with the feet one of the city landmarks, an Atlantis Statue, covered in snow at the Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg experienced Sunday 53 mph winds and snowfall, and a man died when his car was crushed by a fallen tree, RIA-Novosti news agency reported Sunday. AP / Dmitry Lovetsky



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A couple is seen on a tree-lined boulevard during heavy snow fall, in Moscow, Thursday, Nov. 20. AP / Mikhail Metzel



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A sculpture made of ice, shows Harry Potter and wizard Albus Dumbledore, background, at the annual snow and ice sculpture festival in Bruges, Belgium, Thursday, Nov, 20. About 300 tons of ice and 400 tons of snow have been used to build the sculptures. AP / Yves Logghe



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Snow drifts across a road near Whitby, northern England, Sunday, Nov. 23. Arctic weather left large swathes of Britain blanketed in snow on Sunday, as freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall prompted fears of traffic chaos. AP / PA, Owen Humphreys



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Two Kashmiri men take a scooter ride during the season's first snowfall in Srinagar, India, Friday, Nov. 14. AP / Dar Yasin



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Candles are seen at a monument to victims of the Great Famine in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 22. Church bells tolled, candles flickered under falling snow and national flags, adorned with black ribbons, flew in the Ukrainian capital Kiev Saturday as the country marked the anniversary of the start of a Soviet-era famine that killed millions. But the solemn events were overshadowed by fierce opposition from Russia. The Kremlin is resisting Ukraine's campaign to win international recognition of the 1932-33 tragedy as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian nation, saying other ethnic groups also suffered. AP / Sergei Chuzavkov



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A woman on a bike braves early morning traffic in a blizzard in Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 24. The first major winter storm of the season blew in from the Baltic Sea early on Monday morning boasting hurricane force winds, causing traffic problems, flight delays and power outages. AP / Janerik Henriksson



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A father and his son enjoy riding a sledge on a snow-covered hill in Lausanne, Western Switzerland, Saturday, Nov. 22. AP / Keystone / Laurent Gillieron



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